Ability to share individual sections or pages (instead of entire notebooks)
Vote for this if you want to be able to share an individual section or page with other users, instead of only being able to share an entire notebook.
Shared Links to Single Pages of Notes is being removed
We recently removed the ability to share single pages of notes. The previous single-page sharing implementation from personal OneDrive notebooks was our initial attempt to begin building out the larger feature set. However, this first step didn’t satisfy the needs of our customers and, compared to full notebook sharing, usage of the limited page sharing feature was very low. The technical path we need to take to build out the full OneNote page sharing experience requires us to deprecate the previous functionality until comprehensive work on these feature improvements can be completed.
What happens to page links that I’ve already shared with other people?
Previously shared links to single pages of notes will automatically expire as of June 15, 2018. After this date, recipients of shared page links will no longer be able to view these pages, unless a recipient has already been given access to the full notebook containing a previously shared page. Notebook owners can restore access to any previously shared pages by newly sharing the full notebook with collaborators. Alternately, you can create a separate notebook that contains copies of only those pages that you want to share, and then invite others to that separate notebook.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this feature deprecation may cause.
For more information, please go to this support article titled – Share a page of notes or an entire notebook from OneNote for Windows 10. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/share-a-page-of-notes-or-an-entire-notebook-from-onenote-for-windows-10-d4a74a14-44a3-411e-8fb5-06e73ddf047f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
Tim Jasper commented
July 11th, 2020 --- 6 years and counting...
That's a pile of bull. "this first step didn’t satisfy the needs of our customers", really ? As a Project Manager, I absolutely need the ability to share just one page (e.g. meeting notes) with the project team and external resources / customers, without having to grant them access to the entire notebook full of sensitive project information, financials, brainstorming, etc.
Removing this very important feature severely limits usability of Onenote in the real world environment.
Tim Jasper commented
Seriously Microsoft! WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THIS?! How can anyone use this tool collaboratively if you can't share sections and pages. Have you thought of using virtual notes? ie Allowing sections or notes to be virtually nested in a different notebook that is then shared. DO SOMETHING! 6,484 votes and counting!
I can't believe ALL these YEARS later, and this feature is STILL not available!
FYI - This USED to be a THING, but was REMOVED in 2016.
Emanuel Heusser commented
How shall one cooperate with others without sharing his notes? Wheter at work or in private: Sharing is required to collaborate. And giving edit permission to all of my coworkers to all of my notes is simply not an alternative. Also sharing a dead copy is a pretty ugly workaround. The lack of this feature makes so many use cases impossible!
Peter Groovy commented
Please, we really need this feature.
Thank you, a lot of people need this.
The ability to share a section or individual pages is a critical need for OneNote
This really needs to be a feature that's brought back. The whole community is asking for it and for people who work different projects within different departments, it makes OneNote less organized. Should be easier to use, not harder to use.
It would be amazing if we could control the access via security
I can't believe that this feature is not enabled. This is such a heavily request feature. Please enable this. Absolutely insane.
I love working with onenote and I have one workbook for work, one for family and one for personal notes. It's a hazzle though to switch between them, but luckily that's working quite well and at work I have my workflow in that notebook etc. I would like to use onenote to write/delegate todo's for my staff and then sharing a single page would be the best. Having to open a completely different notebook and transfer the todo there, or to go there and write seems very complicated. Yet, I would like feedback on the progress, and thus sharing the page as a snapshot doesn't do the trick either. Put back the function or develop it to something usable and implement - P L E A S E !
Allowing sections or section groups to be shared would be most ideal. I work off of one notebook and store all different parts in sections (to prevent lag on closing/reopening notebooks).
Allan Cruickshanks commented
It is ridiculous that after so long, your programmers still can't figure out a way to share a single page. This is an important function, but One Note forces me into sharing a whole notebook - what nonsense!
Microsoft supposedly wants One Note to compete with Evernote, and in Evernote sharing a single page is a breeze. This single feature, or rather the lack of it in One Note, makes the app almost useless for me. Obviously many others feel that this feature must be included.
Please do it - and soon!
Franky Johnson commented
Please we really need this.
please!!!!! activate ability to share single pages. thanks
The inability to share individual sections or pages just doesn't make sense. Whilst I acknowledge the ability to share whole notebooks remains, this is of limited value and results in a messy and complicated notebook structure with way too many notebooks. For instance, I don't want to have a whole notebook for each employee that reports to me. Teachers don't want a whole notebook for every student. It would make more sense to have folders for classes and have students within that folder, etc. I encourage you to find a solution to this for the 1500 users that have contributed to this forum, and the hundreds of thousands of others that have not contributed, but are affected by this.
Jon G commented
What I'm reading here is "We can't get it right, so we're giving up on it" - This is still a feature that people want and need.
Please reconsider and allow sharing of sections or pages.
This did not make any sense.
please activate ability to share single pages. thanks.
Please bring this feature back! Teachers need it. And so do the rest of us.